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poetry by j matthew waters

Boomerang


He started telling me things
little things
I had no business knowing

After a while the little things
mixed with the big things
and soon the important things
seemed to not matter so much

Every day for over two thousand
I did nothing but live alone with
my own thoughts

Of course I continued to enjoy
chocolate kisses and
group therapy and
kite flying

When he rescued me from
voluntary confinement
I screamed incoherently while
riding on the back of his fifty horses
hair blowing back horizontally
arms raised and flailing

Now after so many years since
time has turned around
and I find myself
drifting and regressing
but succeeding at exorcising
my very own demons


september two thousand fourteen
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15 thoughts on “Boomerang

  1. Norma Waters on said:

    Very interesting

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Poignant Poet and very very close to my heart….Thanks for this special poem….

  3. …In ciuda ploilor ☂ zambesc!…
    zambesc…pentru ca iubesc viata…
    si zambesc, pentru ca…
    pana la urma…e toamna… ♡◕ ‿ ◕♡
    ☼…sa ai o seara frumoasa, cu ploi de iubire in suflet…

  4. at the end we are all utterly alone within the crowd of our own thoughts.

  5. There is so much truth in this.

  6. dark and deep and has me thinking

  7. wow. how do you do it? 🙂

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